Real Leaders

How Richard Branson, Oprah and Elon Musk Spend Their Weekends

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Elon Musk collects James Bond memorabilia while Johnny Depp prefers Barbie, Taylor Swift makes her own snow globes. A solid commitment to play as hard as they work has ensured some of the most high profile success stories of our time are able to keep their minds inspired.

Managing stress with rewarding hobbies is a great way to incentivise putting in those extra hours when they’re needed.

Richard Branson has many successful traits which include excellent delegation and communication skills to keep his brand thriving and give him more “wind time”! The Virgin boss goes kitesurfing for kicks and can often be found riding the board offshore from his Caribbean island. No wonder his famously relaxed demeanour has endured for so long.

Actor Will Smith chooses a similarly active weekend lifestyle: he likes to don a head guard and indulge in a bout of fencing with mates such as Tom Cruise and David Beckham.

Oprah’s a big reader of fiction. It doesn’t stop with the final page, however, as she also re-publishes her favourites under her own imprint, selling 55m copies in the process. It just goes to show that success comes with pursuing your greatest enthusiasms.

Excellent organisers enjoy higher quality free time, so if these people’s leisure time stirs your envy as much as their bank balance does, put your affairs in order, delegate, prioritise – and get yourself to the Bingo hall. The prizes must be pretty hefty if Ronaldo’s playing, right?



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